RIL and Ashok Leyland launch hydrogen-powered heavy duty truck in India

India’s first heavy duty truck powered by a hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) was unveiled by Reliance Industries (RIL) and Ashok Leyland.

At the India Energy Week in Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the vehicle. Together with RIL, Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group’s flagship firm in India and the nation’s top producer of commercial vehicles, developed this novel technology over the past year, and it has been put to the test since August 2022.

Hydrogen, a renewable and clean energy source, powers the Ashok Leyland H2-ICE heavy-duty truck line (19-35 Tonne). The car’s overall design is comparable to that of a traditional diesel-based combustion engine, which facilitates a quicker transition to cleaner energy sources at a relatively smaller cost differential.

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